Girls JV lacrosse has a tough few matches before a big win

    Girls JV lacrosse has a tough few matches before a big win

    School may be coming to an end for some, but for the girls JV lacrosse team, the team still has a few more weeks of its competition before it comes to a close. The girls have been working hard to showcase their skills and really have proven what it means to be a Lady Ranger in the last few weeks.

    On April 27, the girls traveled to Rockford high school to take on the Rams in a long-awaited matchup. Both teams were out for blood, and it was clear that one team was ready to claim what they wanted no matter how hard the other one tried to keep up. The team ended up losing 12-2 after a long battle, and even though they may have not performed the best, they knew what they had to do next. 

    “In the game against Rockford we did pretty well,” freshman Ava DeBano said. “They had a huge team and we had no subs though. We lost, but I think we played really well.”

    A few days later on May 1, the girls were hoping to redeem themselves after their last game as they faced off against the East Grand Rapids Pioneers. The Lady Rangers were ready to showcase the skills that they had been practicing after the last game, and they tried their best until the very end. The girls sadly lost 13-4 against the Pioneers leaving a bitter taste in their mouths. 

    Although the girls may not have performed how they wanted, on May 4, the girls didn’t come to play; they came to win. The team traveled to Grand Rapids Catholic Central to take on one of its biggest rivals of the season, and this time the girls worked together in unison to get the job done. The girls ended up winning 7-6 over the Cougars and claimed a well-fought win that everyone was proud of. 

    “Our game against Catholic Central we ended up winning and it was the best game we had played all season. We worked really well as a team and had great communication and great shots on goal,” Ava said.

    Even though the last few weeks have been dicey for the Lady Rangers, they proved that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. The team’s next game is Monday, May 8, when they will be taking on Spring Lake high school, away at Spring Lake. Make sure you go out and support the girls in one of their last games of the season!